Brandon cyclist killed on Trans-Canada Highway near Austin

RCMP say dark conditions are to blame for a fatal crash on the Trans-Canada Highway that killed a young man from Brandon.

It happened near the community of Austin around 8 p.m. Wednesday night

Officers say a 54-year-old driver from Saskatchewan immediately called 911 after striking a cyclist travelling in the same lane as him.

The 24-year-old Brandon man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers don’t believe alcohol or speed are factors.

The driver of the vehicle was also injured.

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